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Dancers Responding to AIDS Hold Hudson Valley Dance Festival in Catskills
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Dancers Responding to AIDS Hold Hudson Valley Dance Festival in Catskills

NEWS | Sep 18
Head to the Catskills, New York, over Columbus Day weekend when Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is hosting its fifth annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival at the Historic Catskill Point.

Post-Vigil Protest for Slain LGBTQ Activist; 3 Arrests

Post-Vigil Protest for Slain LGBTQ Activist; 3 Arrests

NEWS | By Kate Brumback | Sep 19
Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said.

Film Academy President Welcomes New Members at Private Party

Film Academy President Welcomes New Members at Private Party

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sandy Cohen | Sep 19
Academy chief Dawn Hudson said the new membership class reflects a "re-envisioning of the academy as a truly international institution."

The Person Named Most Dangerous Online Might Surprise You

The Person Named Most Dangerous Online Might Surprise You

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Sep 19
One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.

Spicer Suggests Critics of Emmy Appearance Should Lighten Up

Spicer Suggests Critics of Emmy Appearance Should Lighten Up

NEWS | By David Bauder | Sep 19
Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously.

In 'Battle of the Sexes,' King Passes a Baton to Emma Stone

In 'Battle of the Sexes,' King Passes a Baton to Emma Stone

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Sep 19
Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court.

Laura Ingraham Joins Fox News Evening Lineup

Laura Ingraham Joins Fox News Evening Lineup

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Sep 19
Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup with a program that pushes Sean Hannity into a direct competition with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, Now Menaces Other Islands

Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, Now Menaces Other Islands

NEWS | By Carlisle Jno Baptiste and Danica Coto | Sep 19
Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

NEWS | By Anne D'Innocenzio and Bill Cormier | Sep 19
Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

GOP Expresses Hope for Obamacare Repeal Bill, Hurdles Remain

GOP Expresses Hope for Obamacare Repeal Bill, Hurdles Remain

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Sep 19
Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum.

3rd Texas Man Admits Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

3rd Texas Man Admits Hate Crime Assaults on a Gay Men

NEWS | Sep 19
A third Texas man has pleaded guilty to hate-crime assaults on men because the victims were gay.


News

Maria Grows to a Cat 3, Nears Already Battered Caribbean

Maria Grows to a Cat 3, Nears Already Battered Caribbean

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Sep 18
Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger.


Entertainment

Spiderwoman Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Gala
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Spiderwoman Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Gala

THEATRE | Sep 18
Spiderwoman Theater, beloved stalwart of New York's downtown theater scene, will celebrate 40 years of remarkable performances with a gala celebration at the landmark East Village venue La MaMa on Tuesday, September 19.

Colin Firth: Working With Elton John 'Absolutely Thrilling'

Colin Firth: Working With Elton John 'Absolutely Thrilling'

MOVIES | Sep 19
The stars of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" - Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Julianne Moore - describe what it's like working with Sir Elton John. The Rocket Man has a cameo role in the new action movie.


Business

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

FINANCE | By Jeff Donn | Sep 18
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.


Technology

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

SCIENCE | By Josh Lederman and Lauren Neergaard | Sep 18
Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it's eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device.


Finance

Irma vs. Mar-a-Lago: Bet on Trump's House

Irma vs. Mar-a-Lago: Bet on Trump's House

HOME | By Terry Spencer | Sep 8
Hurricane Irma is likely to test President Donald Trump's longtime boast that his Mar-a-Lago mansion can withstand any storm. If history is any guide, the smart money this weekend will be on the house.


Cars

Renault-Nissan Promises 12 New Electric Vehicles by 2022

Renault-Nissan Promises 12 New Electric Vehicles by 2022

AUTO NEWS | Sep 17
The Renault-Nissan alliance is ramping up electric car production, vowing 12 new models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall production.


Style

Most Americans Would Rather Be Alone: Here's Why

Most Americans Would Rather Be Alone: Here's Why

HOME | Sep 19
Is it ok to go to the movies or hang out at a bar alone? The votes are in. Millions of Americans are now happy to live a solitary existence, according to newly released research. Nine in 10 US adults are now content to be in their own company.


Health/Fitness

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | Sep 18
Each year on September 18, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed to call attention to the challenges that older Americans face in terms of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment.


Nightlife

GMHC To Honor Actor and Activist Kathy Najimy
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GMHC To Honor Actor and Activist Kathy Najimy

AIDS | Sep 15
On Monday, September 18, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Our Women in Uniform

Our Women in Uniform

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Sep 17
The Dyke Uniform Corps (D.U.C.) was founded in April 1998 for women uniform fetishists by four people known as the General Officers: Gunner, Kane, Blade and Tomo. I had an opportunity to speak with one of those founders, Tomo.